Alliance 2018 Annual Meeting | Recommended Readings


2018 ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING

Changing the World or Changing with the World

April 18-20, 2018
Seattle, WA

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RECOMMENDED READING IN ADVANCE

Descriptions were retrieved from Amazon.com on August 31, 2017

There is Life After College 

by Jeffrey Selingo

There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want.

The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University: The Rise of the Facilitator University

by Peter Lake

This book includes discussion of recent judicial, legislative and regulatory college safety mandates, modern risk management and prevention practices, and the explosion in college safety and wellness issues (suicide, active shooter violence, sexual assault, etc.) while remaining faithful to the core vision of the first edition. The second edition also addresses the disturbing rise of a new nemesis of the facilitator university — ''Compliance U.'' Crushing new regulatory burdens significantly impact academic freedom and autonomy, and may interfere with the facilitator's chief goal of creating a sustainable, reasonably safe and responsible college environment.

Thank You for Being Late

by Thomas Friedman

In Thank You for Being Late, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book: how you understand the news, the work you do, the education your kids need, the investments your employer has to make, and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman’s original analysis.